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Pedestrian-only Orchard Road may kill, not rekindle its appeal

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

TURNING Orchard Road into a pedestrian-only thoroughfare is not a new idea.Feet and wheels: A wide pedestrian pavement running alongside Orchard Road.

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Four gunmen killed in hunt for Philippines militants

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:32:25 +08:00

Manila (AFP) - Four gunmen have been killed on a Philippine tourist island as government forces pursue remnants of an Islamic militant group behind a foiled mass kidnapping attempt there, authorities said Sunday.

Saudi king’s air force pilot son named US envoy

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:24:42 +08:00

Riyadh (AFP) -Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump.

Panel warns of threat to Japan’s royal bloodline

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Tokyo: The future of the world’s oldest imperial bloodline is at risk and this is an issue for which discussions “cannot be postponed”, a panel of experts appointed by the Japanese government has warned.

Top Duterte critic lauds cops for ‘snitching’

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

MANILA: A jailed critic of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte praised police who alleged in a Reuters report that officers received cash for executing drug suspects, and said an international criminal case should be filed against the president for crimes against humanity.Search and destroy: A drug enforcement agent inspecting a sachet of ‘syabu’ next to a suspect at squatter colony in Manila. — AFP

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Georgians held with RM396k of stolen cash in underwear

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

YANGON: Two Georgian men were busted at a Myanmar airport with US$90,000 (RM396,000) of stolen cash hidden in their underwear which they had swiped from a local money changer, police said.

Italian waitress saves up for two years to marry Indonesian villager she met online

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:33:45 +08:00

PETALING JAYA: A young Italian woman saved up enough money for two years so she could travel to Indonesia to marry the man she had met online.A young Italian woman, Ilaria (left, center), explains to Batang Police personnel about her purpose of visiting Tragung village, Kendeman district, Batang regency, Central Java. (

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Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:03:59 +08:00

SYDNEY: A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

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Bumpy start for newly launched Hong Kong bike sharing app

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:39:54 +08:00

HONG KONG: Three bicycles belonging to a newly launched bike sharing service were found thrown into a river in Sha Tin on Saturday.Nine Gobee bikes have been found damaged since the app launched. Photo: Felix Wong

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Patient, 69, allowed to play with mobile phone during operation

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:15:27 +08:00

BEIJING: An elderly hospital patient in eastern China played on her mobile phone while undergoing an operation on her legs, mainland media reports.Zhu took photos of doctors and nurses and viewed friends' posts on WeChat during the 18-minute operation. Photo:

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